every hand makes a difference.

Help build a community and a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Voted Best Place to Volunteer for four years in a row, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity offers an opportunity for individuals and groups to learn new skills, meet new people and, most importantly, help a deserving family achieve their dream of homeownership.


Construction is one of the most visible and popular ways that volunteers support the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity mission. We have a wide variety of construction opportunities, including the following:


Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteers help build Habitat houses alongside future homeowners! Choose from framing, roofing, siding, painting, finish (cabinets and trim), and job site clean-up. No experience is necessary!

Crew Leaders

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Crew Leaders are assigned to a specific task of the building process, and are responsible for teaching and leading construction volunteers in order to complete tasks on schedule. (Training available. Experience is preferred, but not required.)

House Leaders

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Volunteer House Leaders help oversee all aspects of the build process and work with inexperienced construction volunteers to provide instruction and leadership. (Previous experience required.)

Hospitality Leader

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity hospitality Leaders oversees registration table and coordinates food and refreshments for the workday.

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Photo of Habitat homeowners in budget class

Teaching and Administrative

We have a wide variety of teaching and office opportunities, including the following:

Budget Tutor

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Budget tutors help guide family partners in minimizing expenses and saving money as well as outlining financial goals.

Master Gardener – HUG (Habitat Urban Gardens) Program

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Master Gardeners help new Knoxville Habitat homeowners learn the basics of home landscaping when they purchase their houses.

Office Assistant

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Office Assistants will perform a variety of tasks depending on projects within the organization. Office Assistants will work with a variety of departments and will report to that project based supervisor.

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There are a variety of enjoyable and productive ways to volunteer at our ReStore, including the following:

Cashier/Front Desk Associate

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore Cashiers/Front Desk Associates will assist store staff with the day to day operations of the front end of the store. They will handle the phones and register, as well as greet customers coming and going from the store.

Loading Dock Attendant

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore Loading Dock Attendants will assist store staff with the day to day operations of the back end of the store.

Appliance Tester

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore Appliance Testers will store staff with the day to day operations of the appliance testing area.

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Volunteer in green "Volunteer" shirt assisting a customer with tile

Special Events

Volunteers often play very important roles in ensuring our special events are successful and run smoothly. These opportunities include our popular Sporting Clay Tournament and Women Build events.


Global Village Trips

Through Habitat for Humanity International, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and a group of staff and volunteers plan a Global Village Trip to contribute to Habitat’s mission around the world.


Need Community Service Hours?

Volunteers can use their experience with Knoxville Habitat to collect community service hours for high school, college and some court-ordered offenses. Contact our volunteer coordinator for more information.